First, let me start by saying what a true honor it is to be a part of Redemption. We have such a great community of people here that genuinely care for one another who are looking to grow in their faith in Jesus.
I grew up in the church and have seen both my father and grandfather pastor. As I got older, I learned that my lineage as a minister-led family was not my ticket to getting into Heaven. My own real relationship with God was vital, admitting that I am a sinner, believing that God sent his son Jesus to die for my sins, and confessing that He is lord of my life. Growing up in a bible-believing home helped me form a tenderness towards the Lord early on that created the strong foundation for who I am now. As a teenager I never imagined fitting into the role of a pastor, however, as a young man I began to feel a call on my life. I believe that God was reminding and lovingly showing me along the way that He had a purpose far greater for my life. I have been blessed to work alongside my father and current lead pastor, Bill Pass, much alike what he was able to do with my grandfather.
As an associate pastor at Redemption I seek to support the vision of the lead pastor, while also contributing to the future vision for the ministry. I truly enjoy taking a role in helping people start and continue their relationship with Jesus, seeing firsthand how He can transform, restore, and redeem. I am a sinner in need of a Savior just as much as the next person, but my hope is to reach people wherever they are at, tell them about Jesus, and prepare them to go out and do the same.
My wife Shelley and I have been married for 10 years and have 3 children! I love feeding into their lives and watching our kids grow. It is an honor to be called Dad!